When Prince Harry or Prince William snag a freshly caught rabbit, it’s not their wives or family, it’s the Queen’s corgis.
The spoiled pooches are probably the best fed pets in Britain, with each of their gourmet meals prepared by the same chef who prepares Her Majesty’s meal.
With each dose they are given meat, rice and a selection of vegetables to ensure their digestion is perfect.
Former palace chef Darren McGrady told The Sun: “The animals are really spoiled. The Corgis even had their own menu when I was there
“[There was] Chicken, Liver, Beef, Rabbit. Prince William and Harry used to go rabbit shooting in the big park and those rabbits were then sent to Windsor and we had to clean them up and draw them and poach them.
“If beef is on the menu, the beef comes from the local butcher. Then it’s cooked, no salt, no spices, it’s just the plain beef and it’s cooked away until it’s really tender and then it comes to the pantry to cool.”
Every meal is prepared with fresh ingredients every day.
He added: “There’s always a bowl of rice because sometimes the dogs need a little help, and there’s cabbage for the other way. This has to be prepared every day in the same kitchen that prepares the royal family’s main course.
“You start by cutting it into brunoise, which is an eighth of an inch cube, a really fine cube, but when you’re making things like rabbit and chicken you have to make sure you chop it up really well, because imagine, it would be bones stuck in the corgi’s throat. The royal cook is on his way to the tower, I mean seriously.”
After the footmen placed the food in the dogs’ bowls, the queen stirred it all together before setting it out for her canines to enjoy.
Mr McGrady also claimed that as a special treat during afternoon tea, Her Majesty would also crumble scones onto the carpet for the puppies to enjoy.
Although the sweet dog treat is no ordinary treat, it was a hit with Corgi breeder Kevin Dover’s seven puppies.
The 64-year-old, from Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire, has also met the Queen after the Palace decided to breed to one of their dogs.
He said, “The knowledge she possessed about the breed and the bloodlines was like talking to someone you meet at the dog shows every week.”
The Corgi’s luxurious treatment doesn’t end there, as he’s even pampered with individual bedrooms and fresh linens.
A source of comfort
The Sun’s royal correspondent Matt Wilkinson said: “They have their own bedrooms, their own wicker baskets to sleep in. It also says they also have fresh sheets to sleep on.
“It’s the treatment they have because they have the queen as the owner. They travel in luxury, they live in castles and palaces and they often get to know very important people.”
The Queen’s first Corgi of her own was Susan, who was given to her when she turned 18, and up until that year all her other puppies were bred by Susan.
She currently owns Muick, who was a gift from Prince Andrew after the death of her husband Prince Philip.
The pets have provided a source of comfort for the monarch during the incredibly difficult time of mourning.
Mr Wilkinson added: “We know that she was indeed in the gardens with her corgis on the day Prince Phillip died and she was also outside with the corgis after the funeral. They are a very important part of their lives.”
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